Panel to probe irregularities in Kumarhatti medical college

Panel to probe irregularities in Kumarhatti medical college

Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, March 19

Following receipt of over 30 complaints of alleged irregularities in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan, the Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission (HPPEIRC) today constituted a three-member committee to look into the issue.

The committee would look into the matter of excess tuition fee, hostel fee, mess charges and security deposit charged by the college, delay in conducting examinations, withholding supplementary exam results, debarring MBBS students from online classes, harassment and threat to students and no transparency in management affairs, said Maj Gen Atul Kaushik (retd), Chairman, HPPEIRC. Earlier also there were complaints about unhygienic conditions.

The Private Medical and Dental Colleges Student’s Parents Association, which has also taken up the matter with the National Medical Commission, which replaced the Medical Council of India, in their complaint alleged that the college was intentionally delaying conducting the third Prof Part-1 final examination as parents of 2017-18 batch raised the fee revision issue. The college was harassing students, the complaint added.

In November 2019 also, the college declared the date sheet for the examination of second Prof and then without notice postponed the examination which were held in March 2020 after the association approached the HPPEIRC, the association said.

Meanwhile, a complainant today approached the commission for verification of degree (BBA batch 2014) and submitted the original degree obtained from a private university in Shimla.

However, the name of the student was missing in the admission disclosure of the university given to the commission, but it was in the list of the degrees distributed to students in 2017-18 by the said university. “There was some confusion and we have given a complaint to the police to investigate the matter,” said the HPPEIRC Chairman.

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